Dapper Cloche by Kira Dulaney

Dapper Cloche

November 2011
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Woven Horizontal Herringbone Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
120 - 150 yards (110 - 137 m)
adult extra small(adult medium, adult large) Circumference: 20.5”(22.25”, 24”)
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD
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A herringbone stitch pattern creates rich texture in this stylish cloche hat. Cloche style hats are wonderful for framing your face and keeping your ears warm. This style with a half brim is especially flattering, and can be dressed up with a ribbon rose (instructions included) or another pretty brooch. Best of all, the brim is constructed completely of knit fabric – no plastic insert! – so it’s soft and flexible.

This pattern is also available with the matching Dapper Mitts for $7.00 at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dapper-cloche--mitts.

4” = 18 sts and 30 rounds in Woven Horizontal Herringbone Stitch
4” = 19.5 sts and 34 rounds in Tweed Stitch
Note: yarn shown usually knits at 14-18 sts to 4” in Stocking Stitch

adult small(adult medium, adult large)

Circumference: 20.5”(22.25”, 24”)

120(135, 150) yards aran weight yarn
US 9 (5.5mm) 16” circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
US 9 (5.5mm) set of 4 double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Size H (5mm) or US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on
stitch marker
2 yards waste yarn
yarn needle

To learn to make the ribbon rose, see my free tutorial.